Knox News

Knox News
This week in the Knox Community
Sunday, October 5
World Communion Sunday
10:30am Worship Service and Kids’ Church
Tuesday, October 7
Office closed because of Presbytery committee meeting
10am Coffee Plus
Wednesday, October 8
Office closed because of Presbytery committee meeting
9am Knox Frocks
9:30am Prayer Time
2pm Bobcaygeon Ministerial
7pm Women of Christ Bible Study
Thursday, October 9
9:30am Prayer and Planning
7:30pm Choir practice
Sunday, October 12
Thanksgiving Sunday
10:30am Worship Service and Kids’ Church
These notices for Knox and the community are listed for
your information and attention. If you would like more
information, contact either a person listed with the event
notice, or one of the people on the bulletin back cover.
You can get more information about items with a double
underline on our web site,
Knox News Announcements: Please leave them in the
mail slot at the bottom of the stairs or send them to
[email protected] ‘Subject: Knox News’ to
be received no later than Thursday noon.
If you have a prayer request, please pass a note to
the pastor or to the duty elder.
Please remember in prayer…
✗ Irene Stark’s sister was killed in a car accident
September 7; her funeral will be October 6. Irene’s
brother-in-law is out of the hospital and the parents
and child from the other car are also recovering well.
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Irene sends her thanks for your prayers for her and
her family.
Carole & Ken Jones Carole is recovering from a
nasty fall at Case Manor
Gregory & Agnes Bangura in Sierra Leone, fighting
Ebola outbreak. Also, their mission office burned
down last week.
Sheila and Phil Mayville’s son-in-law Dave Yurick
is recovering from a heart attack.
Ken and Marj Brown’s son Bobbie Brown is
recovering from surgery to repair a hole in his heart.
Another son, Kenneth Brown also has health issues.
Pray for Alec Remenda, KC Bowcott’s 13-year-old
great-grandson, that he would have a good spirit as
he undergoes a year of chemo treatment for cancer.
Rev. Reg and Dale MacMillan’s daughter Naarah is
being treated for abdominal cancer.
Betty Irving’s great-grandniece Jenna Shearer is
having seizures.
John Treharne and Edith Bishop (Leola’s mother-inlaw) are in Ross hospital.
Marguerite Adams-Miller, Muriel Flagler, Rosie
Ingram, Lloyd Moore, Jean Treharne, and Fran
Wylie at home.
sewing creations is going on to compete at the district
level, then possibly to the Royal Winter Fair in
Toronto. Also to Nicholas Kennedy who won a first
and second place ribbon, and was third overall in
Junior Baking. His chocolate chip cookies also will be
going on to the district competition later this year. And
congratulations to the many others in our congregation
who also won ribbons at the Fair.
Thanks to Brian Eberts. Paul Graham and Dave
Roberts for installing a hot water tank in the basement.
~~~~~~~~~~This Week~~~~~~~~~~~
Today is Communion Sunday. Our Session invites
children who have their parents’ permission to
share in the Lord’s Supper. Also, loose plate
offerings will help fund the compassionate service
of our Care and Assistance Committee.
For children, the KIDS’ CHURCH program continues this
“The Followers” (Grades K-6) Margaret Cosh is
teaching a curriculum she has created on “The Life
of Moses” for children up through grade 6.
“Ignite” (Grades 7-12) will be discussing the Youth
for Christ video series “Quest,” a contemporary
look at how faith and life connect. They’ll study the
book of John at a later date.
Thinking of You… Sheila Irvine
Caressant Care, 240 Mary St. W., Lindsay, K9V 5K5
COFFEE PLUS begins a new study Tuesday, October 7 at
10 a.m.: the DVD series JONAH: Navigating a Life
Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer. All ladies are welcome.
We’ve received a new address for Rita Honderbrink:
627 Faywood Cres., Oshawa, ON L1K 2S4. Her phone
number is 905 240 2947.
The Women of Christ Bible Study have begun a study
on the Gospel of John. Any women who’d like to
join them Wednesdays at 7 p.m. are welcome.
Thank you to everyone who helped with our booth at
the Bobcaygeon Fair. Check out the posters in the hall
prepared by Pat & Jenny McCron. Also thanks to
Dennis Carpenter, Pat & Jenny McCron, Myra Coene,
Carey Jo Johnston, Sheila Mayville, Dave & Ellen
Roberts, and Karen & Jelle Visser for representing
our church at the booth. We had personal contact with
over 70 people plus all those who just saw the booth.
— Mission & Outreach Committee
Congratulations to Marjorie Brown, who won five
first place ribbons at the Bobcaygeon Fair. One of her
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~~~~~~~~~Future Events ~~~~~~~~~~
The next Knox Talks deadline is next Sunday, October
12. Please have your articles in to Margaret Cosh.
~~~~~~~~~~~ General~~~~~~~~~~~
Alzheimer Society annual campaign: Knox
Presbyterian Women are supporting this campaign
by placing a donation box by the Information
Centre in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to
support your local society, just drop a loonie,
twonie, or loose change into the box. Information
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on Alzheimer’s is also available for you to pick up.
Thank you for your support.
Glad Tidings is a wonderful little mission magazine
produced by the Women’s Mission Society. Six
times a year you can enjoy inspirational articles,
book reviews and poetry, and hear from
Presbyterian Church mission workers. The
magazine is also available in large print. The
subscription rate for 2015 is $16.95. Please see Betty
Irving downstairs to renew or start your
subscription, or look over sample copies.
From our Librarian Sheila Mayville: Some new books
have arrived in the church library, so check out the
bookshelves. Everyone is welcome to borrow a
book, read, return, and tell your friends if you
enjoyed it. Audrey Coumbs recently delivered a
new book In the Company of Angels, the inspiring
story of the irrepressible Gertrude Rubman,
founder of Roland’s Steakhouse in Peterborough. It
was written by Cindy Windover, Audrey’s cousin.
Highly recommended.
September/October Today devotional booklets are in.
October readings look at “The Cross of Jesus
Christ.” Devotion author John Kuperus writes, “I
have heard numberous teachings about the cross,
and yet it seems like there is always more to learn
and absorb.” Take a copy, and please leave $2 to
cover the costs.
The Board of Managers is looking for a newer, (slightly)
smaller, more efficient freezer to replace the old
unit downstairs. If you have one you could donate,
or would be willing to trade, please call Dave
Roberts 705 738 2637 or Phil Mayville 705 738 1082.
~~~~~~~Community Happenings~~~~~~~
Check out flyers on the bulletin board in the
Fellowship Hall announcing…
✗ Kim Phuc speaking at 7 p.m. October 5 at Beacan
Presbyterian Church, Beaverton.
✗ A seminar on “Safe and Secure Aging” in Lindsay
Thursday, October 23.
The next Community Care Meet and Greet Lunch, is
Wednesday, October 15, here at Knox. It’s open to
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anyone in the community – but you’ll need to make
reservations. To reserve a place, leave your name
and phone number with the Bobcaygeon
Community Care Office 705 324 7323, ext. 300.
~~~~~~~ Mission & Stewardship~~~~~~~
Stewardship Moment:
“The best strategy for giving is a two-fold approach: a
basic plan combined with a willingness to consider
spontaneous giving when unique opportunities
arise. ”
— Andy Stanley (b. 1958), pastor, author
Presbyterian Mission moment…
Transcribing church history in Taiwan
Presbyterians Sharing supports Louise Gamble as she
works with our partner church, The Presbyterian
Church in Taiwan, to transcribe and translate reports
and correspondence of the Canadian Presbyterian
North Formosa (Taiwan) Mission. This includes over
7000 documents from 1868 to 1923. The transcription is
now complete and Louise and her colleague, Mr. Chen
Kuan-chou, are working on translation. The documents
will be divided into three volumes, the first of which
covers the life of the first Canadian missionary to
Taiwan, the Rev. Dr. George Leslie MacKay. These
documents are records of the development of the
Christian Church (at that time only Presbyterian) in
North Formosa, from its missionaries’ point of view.
Service Helpers Our service this morning is made
possible by the prayers and gifts of our congregation,
with the specific help of the following…
Rev. Paul D. Johnston,
Rev. Carey Jo Johnston
Music Director:
Ruth Eberts
Joyce Anderson
Duty Elder:
Marie McLaren
Margaret Cosh
Staying in worship
Ellen Roberts
Board of Managers:
Dave Roberts, Al Ingram,
Phil Mayville
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Prayer Partnership
Sunday, October 5 World Communion Sunday Give
thanks for the unity in Christ and the co-operation
shared by Christians in our neighbourhoods and
around the world.
Monday October 6 Please pray for all the communities
affected by widespread flooding in Manitoba and
Saskatchewan as they struggle to overcome from this
Tuesday, October 7 Pray for the participants of the
Middle East Study Tour as they travel this month to
study the KAIROS Israel-Palestine document.
Wednesday, October 8 Pray for Presbyterian World
Service & Development’s continued response to the
Syrian crisis, providing assistance to people who have
lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods due to the
Thursday, October 9 Pray for military padres Mike
Rundle and Daniel Forget and their families who were
posted this year and are settling into new communities
and work environments.
Friday, October 10 Pray for congregations as they
listen to stories shared by campers and Canada Youth
participants. May congregations discern how to
become better equipped for children and youth
Saturday, October 11 Give thanks for the fall season
and the vibrant beauty of autumn leaves.
Sunday, October 12 Harvest Sunday Give thanks for
the many blessings we enjoy in this country. May we
care for those who are not as fortunate and who
struggle daily for basic necessities.
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